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Gwinn, MI, USA
  • House2350 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay3 nights

Start a family tradition at this 2350 SF, 3 bedroom 2 bath lake front home


Turn off your cell phone shut down your laptop and enjoy a relaxing morning on the deck overlooking the lake. This getaway is situated on 1.7 acres with 375 feet of lake frontage. Located in the heart of Michigan's Upper Peninsula just 22 miles from Marquette. It offers a quiet, relaxing environment to unwind and put your troubles behind you. Enjoy complimentary use of our small fishing boat (with oars), paddle boat, kayaks, life jackets, horseshoes, bench swing, picnic table, pool table, fire pit and complementary firewood.. You will find numerous items for your enjoyment such as board games, football, frisbee's and a basketball goal. We also have complimentary Wi-Fi, LED flat screen TV's with High definition cable and landline phone for emergencies (cell phone reception is also good). This home is the perfect place from which to explore all the wonders of Northern Michigan. Points of interest: Marquette, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Lakenenland Sculpture Park, Marquette Mountain, Marquette Maritime Museum & Lighthouse, Presque Isle Park, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Lake Superior, Michigan Iron Industry Museum, Thomas Rock Scenic Overlook, Big Bay point Light house, Hogsback Mountain, Awe Inspiring fall colors, 300+ water falls, and more. Make lifetime memories here in Michigan Great Outdoors.


John Musgrove

Member Since 2014
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Calendar last updated:
Mar 13, 2018
About John Musgrove

My wife was born and raised in the Marquette area and we absolutely love Upper Peninsula. When we had the opportunity to purchase this getaway in 2013 we could not pass on it. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

John Musgrove purchased this House in 2013

Why John Musgrove chose Gwinn

Michelle and I wanted a place to relax and enjoy life with our four kids. We were so pleased to find this beautiful getaway in the community we love.so much. Sadly our careers afford us very little time to enjoy this great getaway. While we look forward to the day we can call this place home we are unable to at this time so we are able to share it with you. We hope many families are able to enjoy this little piece of Pure Michigan..

What makes this House unique

This property is quiet and relaxing. The view from the bay windows are spectacular. The fall colors are absolutely stunning and the amount of snow we get is ridiculous.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Master bedroom
        1 queen, Walk out lake side
      • Bedroom 2
        2 double, 2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double, 2 twin/ single, Twin beds are bunked


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Master bath
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Lake View
            • Lakefront
            • Waterfront


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Fireplace
                          Courtesy firewood provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Telephone
                          Land line and good cell reception.
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                              Fully stocked.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  There is a breakfast bar with 3 stools for additional seating
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Game Room
                                    • Games
                                    • Pool Table
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      HD Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      Flat screen
                                    • Toys
                                      Football, Basketball, Frisbee, Horse shoes.


                                        • Boat
                                          One paddle boat and one small fishing boat with oars available for use.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Lake side deck with patio table and chairs.
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          2 Kayaks Available
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          One Small gas grill available.
                                        • Ski & Snowboard
                                          Marquette Mountain 18 miles
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          Adult and kid life jackets provided.


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • coin laundry
                                                • forests
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants
                                                • waterfalls

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • swimming

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              15 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Relaxing and cozy

                                                              Lauren G.

                                                              This cottage far exceeded our expectations. The pictures just didn't do it justice. We were so impressed /shocked at how thoughtful the owners were... Stocked spices, loads of kitchen gadgets, coffee filters, towels, blankets, board games, books, even sticks to toast marshmallows outside... It was as if someone was living there! (We've stayed in vacation rentals before that were nice but not nearly as 'stocked and thoughtful'.) All of us appreciated all of the little details so much!

                                                              We all wished we could stay longer- it was so relaxing and cozy. We will definitely be recommending this cottage to everyone who wants to take a trip to the U.P.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              It so nice to hear how much you enjoyed your stay! We always hope to exceed our guest expectations and do try to give you all the conveniences of home. We enjoyed having you and look forward to your next trip to Upper Michigan

                                                              Thanks so much,

                                                              John & Michelle

                                                              RELAXING, COZY, PEACEFUL

                                                              Suni B.

                                                              My family had an awesome experience at this cottage!! The flexibility of the owners, the coziness of the place and waking up with coffee and peering out on the lake in the morning was so peaceful!...thanks for the wonderful experience and hoping to return in the future!!

                                                              Perfect for our multi-generational family

                                                              Melanie K.

                                                              We appreciated the small details. If we are able to come back next year, there is so much we know we will not have to take. For example, the house has a ton of towels, camp chairs, fishing poles, games, plenty of firewood, laundry detergent, coffee filters and even calamine lotion. We were pleasantly surprised to find the house so well equipped.

                                                              The variety of watercraft was perfect for our multi-generation group. There was something for everyone. The rowboat can handle an electric motor. We will bring ours next year so the grandkids don't have to row Grandpa out to go fishing.

                                                              There is a very friendly swan on the lake that we enjoyed. We googled it and lettuce is good for them. Out kayaking, my sister, husband and I had an eagle fly over us. We were able to get in very close to him/her as it perched on a treetop near the water's edge.

                                                              My only complaint is that the mattresses were quite firm. Having said that, I am already planning our 2018 trip back to this house.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks so much! We do want our guest to feel at home. We try to have everything you may need whether it be firewood, blender, infant life vest or crock pot our goal is that you only need to bring your suitcase. Thanks for the great feedback on the firm mattress. We have replace 3 of the mattresses for next season ,

                                                              Thanks so much,

                                                              John & Michelle

                                                              Lakefront Retreat

                                                              Chelsey G.

                                                              The cabin was a great home base for my husband, daughter, me, and two sets of grandparents. We enjoyed many hours paddling around in the paddle boat, row boat, and kayaks. We were a short drive from the local gas station and grocery store and about a 30 minute drive from Marquette (which we did almost every day with no issue). The cottage had all the amenities we'd want and more that I didn't realize we needed. There were blow up toys for the lake, baby life vests, extra sun hats, fans, coloring books, and many other indoor & outdoor games and books available for all ages. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks for a great vacation!

                                                              Gwinn Vacation Property

                                                              Annette E.

                                                              My family had a wonderful time at the lake house property. It was so nice to have all the outdoor equipment for the kids and grand kids to enjoy! The first thing we did after unpacking was to jump in the kayaks and paddle boat and head out on the lake. Enjoyed many campfires, pool games and relaxing on the shore each day. It was very nice not to have to pack linens, towels and beach chairs, to name a few. Many board games and indoor activity items were provided as well to keep you busy if we had a rainy day. It was nice for my grand kids to have the house right on the lake, they could play in the lake, which is very shallow for quite a ways out, there was no worry and they felt safe with the shallow waters. The house was located in close proximity to Marquette, Pictured Rocks and many waterfalls to see. I would highly recommend this property for a vacation.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We really appreciate that you chose to stay with us. We always enjoy hearing how much others enjoy our little peace of Pure Michigan. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Upper Michigan.

                                                              Thanks so much,

                                                              John & Michelle

                                                              Relaxing Lake Front House

                                                              Tad P.

                                                              We were very happy with our stay. The house is situated at the end of a private road, and has a nice little row boat and some kayaks for use around the lake. The fire pit was our evening hangout. The house features a full laundry, ample space to spread out, cable TV, and wireless internet, and master suite on the main floor.

                                                              We would definitely come back.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to have you and your guest at our Michigan home. We look forward to your next visit.


                                                              John & Michelle


                                                              Gwinn, MI, USA


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              12 guest maximum. No pets Please.

                                                              15 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.7/5
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